On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 9:06 AM, stan <st...@panix.com> wrote: > I have installed PostgreSQL via the ports on a new 7.1 machine. I am trying > to set it up. > > I found: > > http://www.freebsddiary.org/postgresql.php > > Whic says to run: > > su -l pgsql -c initdb > > But that gives me the following error message: > > initdb: no data directory specified > You must identify the directory where the data for this database system > will reside. Do this with either the invocation option -D or the > environment variable PGDATA. > > But when I try: > > # su -l pgsql -c initdb -D /usr/local/postgres > > I get: > > Illegal option -D > > What am I doing wrong? > > I think the command has to be enclosed in quotation marks since it consists of multiple words. su thinks the '-D' is an argument for su rather than initdb.
su -l pgsql -c 'initdb -D /usr/local/postgres' Best of luck, Andrew _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"